The biggest problem with a deciding to pursue a goal, such as writing one thousand words a day, is that rules start to creep in. “Just write one thousand words a day,” I told myself, and I imagined that the words might be typed up for one or two blogs, written in a journal, maybe… Read More Whose Goals?
My friend Jessica once mentioned that God deals with individuals, but the devil doesn’t. Satan is content with anyone he can get claws into. It doesn’t matter who the person is, what he or she looks like, and names are unimportant. The devil is concerned with numbers. He wants quantity over quality; social justice over… Read More Who We Are
I just pulled The Religious Sense out of my basket, even though I want to put back. It intimidates me. The chapter I read two days ago was so profound, I feel like there’s no way to do it justice. So, I want to chatter on and on about something inconsequential or pull out another… Read More Turning the Leaves
If I had to choose an overriding theme for my life, I think it would be Making Connections. Everything seems to come down to that. At one time, I thought it very important to connect people: with others, with jobs, with books. After I graduated from college with a nice, shiny B.A. degree in English,… Read More Word Association
Times are changing. When I lifted the blinds in my studio this morning, I saw a grey squirrel feasting on the sunflower seeds I deposit out front each day, and realized that it was the first one I’d seen eating out there in months. For most of the summer and early fall, they left the… Read More Somewhere Between Silence and Engagement